Plant Guide to North Santa Margarita River Trail

MileS#id?Common NameLatin Name#all
0.00   Begin trail to left of gate.
0.00b1 *ripgut bromeBromus diandrus27
0.00r2 *smooth cat's earHypochaeris glabra17
0.00r3 Spanish cloverLotus purshianus var. purshianus9
0.00b4 *tocaloteCentaurea melitensis29
0.00r5 yellow pincushionChaenactis glabriuscula var. glabriuscula10
0.00b6 *little horseweedConyza bonariensis8
0.00b7sspwhite-whorled lupineLupinus microcarpus var. densiflorus3
0.00r8 sticky false-giliaAllophyllum glutinosum1
0.00l9 *redstem filareeErodium cicutarium28
0.00l10 *shortpod mustardHirschfeldia incana31
0.00b11 *poison hemlockConium maculatum5
0.00l12~telegraph weedHeterotheca grandiflora18
0.00l13 collar lupineLupinus truncatus14
0.00l14 globe giliaGilia capitata ssp. abrotanifolia2
0.00l15 Bishop's lotusLotus strigosus12
0.00l16sspshort-winged deerweedLotus scoparius var. brevialatus+11
0.00l17~horseweedConyza canadensis16
0.00l18 mugwortArtemisia douglasiana18
0.00l  (blue elderberry, Sambucus mexicana)28
0.00   Trail passes through opening to left of gate.
 l19 *field hedge-parsleyTorilis arvensis2
0.00r20~*sourcloverMelilotus indica+9
0.00l21 *sow thistleSonchus oleraceus20
0.00l22 *red bromeBromus madritensis ssp. rubens29
0.00l  (giant-flowered phacelia, Phacelia grandiflora)
0.00l23 California suncupCamissonia californica11
0.00l24?California chicory, Rafinesquia californica, or twiggy wreath, Stephanomeria.13
0.00r25 *white sweetcloverMelilotus alba4
0.00r26 coast live oakQuercus agrifolia var. agrifolia27
0.00r27 *prickly lettuceLactuca serriola14
0.00l28?elm?
0.00r29 western sycamorePlatanus racemosa15
0.00c30~*common plantainPlantago major2
0.00c31 *English plantainPlantago lanceolata9
0.00c32 *windmill pinkSilene gallica17
0.00l33 poison oakToxicodendron diversilobum26
0.00r34 *rabbits-foot grassPolypogon monspeliensis8
0.00l35~San Diego sedgeCarex spissa4
 c36 *scarlet pimpernelAnagallis arvensis13
0.00r37 spike bentgrassAgrostis exarata1
0.00l38 eucryptaEucrypta chrysanthemifolia var. chrysanthemifolia12
 l39 cotton-batting plantGnaphalium stramineum4
  40 baby gilia or eriastrum?
0.00l41?Stachys sp.?
 c42 Rumex sp.?
0.00c43?tarweed?
0.00r44 red willowSalix laevigata13
0.00r45?upright Polygonum sp.?
  46~cockleburXanthium strumarium6
  47~water cressRorippa nasturtium-aquaticum6
0.01   Cross small drainage
0.01l48 mule fatBaccharis salicifolia24
 l49 golden yarrowEriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum26
 l50 *goldentopLamarckia aurea10
 l51~California blackberryRubus ursinus11
 l ?Flowering Rumex sp. here; maybe same as previous one.
 l52 coastal lotusLotus salsuginosus var. salsuginosus2
 b53 *California burcloverMedicago polymorpha25
 l54 caterpillar phaceliaPhacelia cicutaria var. hispida7
 b55 *chain speedwellVeronica catenata1
 b56 *smilo grassPiptatherum miliaceum14
 l57 *purple wild radishRaphanus sativus8
    Cross small drainage again
 c58 wild canterbury bellsPhacelia minor10
    Cross small drainage for third and last time.
 l59spvirgin's bowerClematis sp. 
 l60 *cheeseweedMalva parviflora11
 r61spgoosefootChenopodium sp. 
 r62 *Crete weedHedypnois cretica9
 l63spminer's lettuceClaytonia perfoliata ssp. perfoliata7
 l64 *bristly ox-tonguePicris echioides5
 l65 blue elderberrySambucus mexicana29
 r66spbrome sample
 r67 *hedge mustardSisymbrium officinale11
 l68 *soft chessBromus hordeaceus20
 r69 Parry's phaceliaPhacelia parryi4
 r70 wild-cucumberMarah macrocarpus var. macrocarpus27
 l71sspsilky lotusLotus heermannii var. heermannii4
 r72 purple clarkiaClarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera8
  73 *long-beaked filareeErodium botrys3
 b74 *narrowleaf filagoFilago gallica25
 r75 rattlesnake weedDaucus pusillus9
 r76 common fiddleneckAmsinckia menziesii var. intermedia8
 r77 California buckwheatEriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum32
 l78 dwarf lupineLupinus bicolor14
    Trail turns right 90°
 b79 *slender wild oatsAvena barbata16
 r80 white sageSalvia apiana24
 r81 stinking gourdCucurbita foetidissima4
 r82 angel's giliaGilia angelensis4
 r83 western ragweedAmbrosia psilostachya20
    Guide incomplete after this point.
    Jct. loop trail; go left. You'll return to this junction after completing the loop trail.
  84 blue dicksDichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum21
  85 purple owl's cloverCastilleja exserta ssp. exserta5
    
  86 splendid mariposa lilyCalochortus splendens9
  87 chiaSalvia columbariae13
 l88 three spotOsmadenia tenella3
  89 twining snapdragonAntirrhinum kelloggii3
  90 threadstemPterostegia drymarioides11
  91 southern suncupCamissonia bistorta6
  92 *crown daisyChrysanthemum coronarium4
  93 chaparral yuccaYucca whipplei11
  94 common pussypawsCalyptridium monandrum6
  95 fringed spineflowerChorizanthe fimbriata1
  96 Parish's purple nightshadeSolanum parishii6
  97 stinging lupineLupinus hirsutissimus8
  98 everlasting nest-strawStylocline gnaphaloides4
  99 chamiseAdenostoma fasciculatum22
  100 California four o'clockMirabilis californica9
  101 bristly bird's beakCordylanthus rigidus ssp. setigerus16
 r102 Coulter's snapdragonAntirrhinum coulterianum1
  103 silver puffsUropappus lindleyi9
 l104sspshowy penstemonPenstemon spectabilis var. spectabilis6
  105sppeppergrassLepidium sp. 
  106 popcorn flowerCryptantha intermedia10
  107 California mustardGuillenia lasiophylla3
 l108 wide-throated yellow monkeyflowerMimulus brevipes3
  109 leafy daisyErigeron foliosus var. foliosus21
  110ssprough-seeded blue toad-flaxLinaria canadensis var. texana4
 r111sspRamona lilacCeanothus tomentosus var. olivaceus2
    miner's lettuceClaytonia perfoliata ssp. perfoliata7
  112 San Diego peaLathyrus vestitus var. alefeldii10
  113 San Diego morning-gloryCalystegia macrostegia ssp. tenuifolia15
  114 south coast morning-gloryCalystegia macrostegia ssp. intermedia9
    Somewhere around here, cross drainage.
  115 small-flowered melicaMelica imperfecta24
  116 common bedstrawGalium aparine17
  117ssppurple snapdragonAntirrhinum nuttallianum ssp. nuttallianum4
 l118 sacred daturaDatura wrightii11
  119~*white goosefootChenopodium album11
  120 small-flowered nightshadeSolanum americanum2
 l121 fiesta flowerPholistoma auritum var. auritum9
 l122 fire poppyPapaver californicum1
  123 canyon clarkiaClarkia epilobioides3
  124 acourtiaAcourtia microcephala10
 r125~tomcat cloverTrifolium willdenovii5
  126 Engelmann oakQuercus engelmannii17
  127 
  128 white everlastingGnaphalium canescens ssp. microcephalum24
  129 California filagoFilago californica9
  130 *mouse-ear chickweedCerastium glomeratum10
  131 heartleaf penstemonKeckiella cordifolia17
 l132 goldback fernPentagramma triangularis ssp. triangularis11
  133 Coulter's lupineLupinus sparsiflorus6
    Jct. trail to right; go right on it.
 l134 giant needlegrassAchnatherum coronatum15
  135 bird's-foot fernPellaea mucronata var. mucronata15
  136 foothill needlegrassNassella lepida11
 l137 woolly-fruited lomatiumLomatium dasycarpum ssp. dasycarpum3
  138 California plantainPlantago erecta8
 r139 ground pinkLinanthus dianthiflorus5
  140 small-seeded spurgeChamaesyce polycarpa6
  141 annual sunflowerHelianthus annuus7
    Trail reaches river bank and turns right.
  142sp Phalaris sp. 
 r143 *milk thistleSilybum marianum8
 r144 *black locustRobinia pseudoacacia6
 r145 pink sand verbenaAbronia umbellata ssp. umbellata2
    End guide at junction of loop trail with trail leading back to the trailhead.


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Updated 30 May 2003.